Latest Lake Naivasha Stories

Plastic And Papyrus Used In Restoration Project
2012-09-20 11:52:24

Environmental scheme funded by the German REWE Group aims to create 'floating islands' of recycled plastic bottles, containing the plant used to make the first paper Plans are being implemented to create plastic floating islands containing papyrus plants to help protect the ecosystems of a renowned lake in the Rift Valley, Kenya. The German REWE Group is funding a papyrus restoration partnership between UK-owned tea producer and flower grower Finlays and Dr David Harper, a Senior...

2012-03-06 11:03:47

Lake Naivasha provides natural experiment to investigate interaction between carp and crayfish Louisiana red swamp crayfish and common carp are two of the most invasive species on the planet yet how they interact has only recently been revealed by scientists at Queen Mary, University of London. The study, published in the online journal PLoS ONE, investigated the interaction between the crayfish and carp in Kenya's Lake Naivasha between 2001 and 2008. The crayfish were introduced to...

2010-08-25 06:06:00

LONDON, Aug. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The Oserian Farm in Kenya - one of Interflora's Fairtrade suppliers - is based on the shores of Lake Naivasha and provides the company with some of the beautiful flowers you see on www.interflora.co.uk On 245 hectares of land, the farm produces around 400 million stems a year - mainly roses and carnations. There are around 6,000 workers employed at Oserian and the farm provides them with housing, healthcare and schools for their children. Following a visit...

2010-02-08 12:30:00

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, the UK is gearing itself up to import tens of thousands of roses to send to loved ones as a symbol of affection. However, across the world, Kenya sees an increasingly devastated ecosystem as this tradition continues. If you are lucky enough to receive a rose, you are usually more concerned with who it is from, not where it is from, and that is the problem Dr David Harper, Senior Lecturer from the University of Leicester's Department of Biology, has...

2009-02-13 16:29:02

Ecology and conservation biologist at the University of Leicester, Dr David Harper, who has conducted research for over 25 years at Lake Naivasha in Kenya, today warned that cut-price Valentine roses exported for sale in the UK were 'bleeding that country dry'. Dr Harper, of the University's Department of Biology where he is a senior lecturer, claimed that cheap roses grown by companies that had no concern for the environment were having a devastating effect on the ecology of Lake Naivasha -...

Word of the Day
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.